Why Destroying Monuments Is Always Wrong

Christopher Columbus Statue Torn Down at Minnesota State Capitol on June 10, 2020. (www.flickr.com/photos/diversey/50000129917)

The term “iconoclasm” derives from Ancient Greek and it means, literally, “image-breaking”. It is a social belief grounded on the importance of destroying icons such as images or monuments; usually, its targets are provided by religious or political reasons. In History, several iconoclastic episodes have occurred. However, whenever people’s fury disappeared, the following generations would always commit to do the same…



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